Google Gives Oracle a Tutorial on API Copyright Law

For the past year Oracle and Google have been locked in high-profile dispute over Oracle's rights to the APIs in the Java Virtual Machine. Oracle asserts that Google's Android operating system infringes on JVM patents and copyrights that Oracle inherited as part of its 2009 acquisition of Sun. At … [Read more...]

How To Speed Up Your DSL Broadband Throughput

Twenty-eight million homes in the United States subscribe to broadband DSL. Most DSL subscribers should expect to receive about ninety percent of the speed offered under their DSL service plan. A substantial number of households, however, pay for much higher DSL speeds than they actually experience. … [Read more...]

Man Who Invented the World Wide Web Gives it New Definition

Tim Berners-Lee wrote the HTML and the HTTP protocol 20 years ago because he saw a problem. His position as a researcher at CERN provided access to hundreds of scientists every year and the opportunity to review their research. But with each introduction and opportunity came the obstacles of … [Read more...]

Smartphones Dance Around the Enterprise Crown

These are still the early days of the smartphone. The innovation in smartphone products and services is similar to the rise of the personal computer and the web browser. In the early PC business, uncertainty was everywhere. Buyers were concerned about software applications, usability and … [Read more...]

Network Simplification with MSBG is the Ultimate Sophistication

The transition of businesses to economical IP-based (Internet Protocol) telephony historically came with a prerequisite of substantial network engineering. Many on-premise IP-PBX (Internet Protocol-Private Branch Exchange) devices were available, but before they could work effectively, a business … [Read more...]

Open Source Founders Reflect On Project Milestones

We met with Wireshark founder Gerald Combs at the annual Wireshark conference in Los Altos, California. His story starts while working at an ISP a few years ago and unfolds with his on-the-job need for an inexpensive protocol analyzer. Other than TCPdump, there were only proprietary network … [Read more...]